2023-2024 Artist Support Grant Application

Applications are now closed and in review. Award announcement will occur in November 2023.

Logots for the North Carolina Arts Council, Haywood Arts Council, Asheville Area Arts Council, RCAC, Transylvania Arts Council and Tryon Fine Arts Center

Grassroot Grants:

The 2023 Grassroots round two grant is available. The State awarded HCAC another $10,982 to award out to Haywood County organizations. $2,289 of the funds must be multicultural projects. The deadline to apply is December 22, 2023, at 5 pm. Please review the below information. No hard-copy applications will be accepted. Questions? Contact Morgan Beryl at

Round One Awardees and Their Activities:

Arc of Haywood County: Provides funds for various art projects to all of our clients with IDD.

Downtown Waynesville Commission:

  • Project One: Supports Eastern Band of Cherokee participation in the Haywood Heritage Weekend which is aimed at defining the various aspects of Haywood County’s rich Appalachian culture and showcasing the institutions that preserve and enrich this heritage.
  • Project Two: Provides payment for an artist to create a mural for an alleyway connecting Main Street and Wall Street. The current design concept includes a variety of vintage photographs of Historic Waynesville and Main Street, displayed against a backdrop of mountains.

First United Methodist Church: Arts for Afterschool creates opportunities for students to engage in art and community with caring adults. Grant funding pays for necessary materials and compensate local artists to teach lessons during regularly scheduled, already established, well attended after school programming.

HART: Supports a series of classes in spring of 2024 to expand our community’s knowledge of the theatrical arts.

Haywood Community Band: Provides funds to purchase music and cover various operational expenses. 

Haywood Choral SocietyProvides operational support for a singing opportunity for members of the local community that leads to two public concerts between July 1, 2023 and June 30, 2024. 

Voices of the Laurel: In the spring of 2024 Voices in the Laurel will provide adults and children in the Voices program with high-quality multi-cultural musical experiences, including regional guest instructors and local professional musicians to enhance the program.